Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good copper/amber with a clean white head. The nose is subtle with a hint of smoke that is supported by the taste of this and some dry honey notes. Dry finish in the hop as well but there is a sherry like flavour similar to Jenlain to round it out. Similarly pleasing as well.
humlelala (1374) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33 cl bottle from Brødrene D; BBD: Jan 26th 2013) Pours a clear amber with lively carbonation and a medium, white head. Good retention and a little lace. Aroma is yeasty (basement) with bready notes and not much trace of hop. Oily texture, medium body, slightly sweet finish. Taste is mildly sweet with a little bitterness towards the end. Interesting but still confirming to me that biere de garde really isn’t my cup of tea. Girlfriend says: "It’s some kind of spicy."
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From A Bottle.Deep amber in colour with a large head,aroma is of fruit and yeast,taste is fruity and warming with a light sweetness and a dry alcoholic finish.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml - Aroma is nutty caramel malts with a little dark fruit and mellow earthy hops. Pours muddy brown with a big head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with some spice tossed in. Palate is smooth and creamy with just a touch of tartness. A very nice BdG.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours crystal clear amber with a few leasurely bubbles supporting a thin head. Very fruity aroma with toffee and spice and a few vegetable notes. Spicy, earthy caramel flavor with some candy sweetarts. Big, smooth body. Finishes sweet with some floral and candy orange flavors. If it weren’t for the mild astringency and a bit of dirtiness, this beer would be the best Biere de Garde I’ve had. Still great.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
yes yes like it like it. bieres de garde are so varied - none of them taste remotely like each other. slightly sweet, in a stewed apple (skin on) kind of way, with a cashewy raisiny chewiness, and a touch of something savoury, like one of those tough, withered old salamis you get in italian delis. buggered if i know how they get those flavours in there.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with heavy sweet notes of malt. The first palate shows the heavy sweet malt but then is disipates to a nice spice driven finish.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a really tasty brew! it doesn’t look that impressive though: cloudy amber with little white head. but the aroma is fruity with hint of prune. very fruity flavor, sweet but has enough complexity, quite enjoyable.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely earthy hop flavor dominates this one. Nice maltiness, rather typical of the biere de garde style, I believe, as I have yet to sample one that wasn’t luciously malty. Some slight metallic flavor comes out toward the end, but reasonably enjoyable.
DJoer (1277) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White mokka medium head, amber chestnut colour, sweet caramel some fruity, somevstrawberry hints, medium carbonation and bitter some liquorise/caramel taste